Based on the award-winning SONAR X3, the LE series continues to impress with pro features like VST3 Support, ARA Integration, and Custom Track Colors - making this virtually the best valued OEM production suite available. We have enhanced SONAR X3 LE with features that let customers have an even better first time experience using the software and bundled hardware together.


A smarter way to record.

SONAR X3 now introduces our breakthrough Comping - the smartest and quickest method for working with multiple takes. Record the same part as many times as you like using the new Comping record mode, and when you’re finished, our speed comping accelerates your workflow so that you can isolate, edit, and promote your strongest performances into one unified flawless track. Comping at its core improves the overdubbing process and streamlines the post-recording and editing experience. Watch the video

VST Enhancements

The latest VST technology for the greatest DAW.

VST3 support is now fully integrated across all versions of SONAR X3. That means superior plugin management, low CPU loads, and improved visual workspace. It’s perfectly integrated into SONAR X3’s browser and shows you VST3 and VST2 plugins side by side.

SONAR X3 automatically detects new VST plugins so you never have to rescan, and if you have a project using the VST 2 version of a plugin that also supports VST3, SONAR will update it and keep all of your settings intact.


Integrated saving and sharing on the cloud.

Upload your projects anywhere, anytime - without having to leave your DAW.

Backup all of your work and never worry about losing a single shred of data ever again.

Store your work as long as you want. Now, every new SONAR X3 user gets 5GB free store on Gobbler’s cloud.

Share with your friends and colleagues with a single click of the mouse. Gobbler will do the rest.

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Get social on YouTube

Market directly to YouTube users.

YouTube is one of the most widely used social media platforms in the world for musicians and artists. SONAR X3 integrates YouTube’s publishing capabilities right into the control bar so you don’t even have to leave the program to share videos with your subscribers.

Enter the Matrix

Welcome to a non-linear world.

Why edit and arrange your loops when you can play them instead? The Matrix View lets you organize audio and MIDI loops, phrases, and one shots into cells and columns for real-time triggering from one (or more) MIDI controllers. Use it for easy arranging of song sections or for complex sets of multiple grooves, one-shots, drops, and breakdowns - all playable in real-time. And the entire performance can be captured onto discrete tracks in SONAR's Track View where it can be freely edited and mixed until it's exactly what you want. The new per-cell trigger resolution and enhanced routing with support for external MIDI hardware make it a formidable creative force. What are you waiting for? Free your mind.

Matrix View


  • Move seamlessly across all your production tasks with Skylight Interface
  • NEW! Skylight Interface enhancements and color customizations
  • NEW! Assemble the perfect performance with breakthrough comping workflow
  • NEW! Full support for VST3 synths and effects
  • NEW! Gobbler cloud saving and sharing
  • Take Lanes & Automation Lanes
  • Play loops in real-time with Matrix View
  • Edit audio and MIDI, hassle free, with Smart Tool and Smart Grid
  • Custom touch support on touch-enabled devices running Windows 8
  • Mix like a pro with a full mixing console that includes built-in EQ
  • Share your music on SoundCloud, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube
  • And much more

Key Features

  • Powered by SONAR X3
  • Unlimited Simultaneous I/O
  • 32 audio tracks
  • 64 MIDI tracks
  • 24-bit/96 kHz audio quality
  • Integrated VST/VST3/VSTi support
  • Edit MIDI directly from the Track View with the Inline Piano Roll View
  • Windows Multi-touch support.
  • Support for 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10
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